Airsoft Basics / Beginner's Guide / Safety

10 Tips to Stay Safe in Airsoft

As always, safety is our top priority--and that includes on the airsoft field and off. If you’re just getting into airsoft or have been playing for a while and want to brush up on safety rules, you’re in the right place! Gotta play it safe! We’re going to talk a…

Just for Fun / YouTube

Best Airsoft YouTubers: Reviews & Gameplay

If you’re anything like us, you probably consume a lot of airsoft content on YouTube. And why not? Watching gameplay videos always gets us pretty pumped and eager to get back out onto the field. We'd much rather be here...but sometimes you gotta get your kicks elsewhere. Once constrained to…

Gear Reviews / Reviews

5 Best Tactical Lights for Airsoft [2021]

Airsoft, above all else, is a game of variety. Matches occur in various settings and locales -- from BB fights in lush woodland areas to the pulse-pounding CQB action of indoor games. Games can take place at a variety of places. So, the intelligent airsofter will be prepared to keep…

Airsoft Basics / Beginner's Guide / How-to / Safety

Top 10 Tips for New Players

No one starts this hobby as a plastic-slingin’ badass...we were all new once! The world of airsoft can be daunting if you’re just getting started -- but that’s where we come in! We didn't get here overnight! We’ve put together a list of tips and advice for BB babies based…

Buyer's Guide / MilSim

10 Best World War 2 Airsoft Guns

If you're anything like us, you probably grew up on a healthy diet of films and video games featuring the World War II as a primary motif. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that there's a relatively small but hardcore community of WWII airsofters and enthusiasts dedicated to BB-laden…

Buyer's Guide / Gear Reviews / Reviews

7 Best Tactical Gloves for Airsoft

You probably take your fingers for granted--until they’re stinging from a rogue BB, full of splinters, or freezing cold during a winter-time match. Protective gear is pretty important. Protection is super-important when playing airsoft. And one of our most recommended pieces of protective gear is a good pair of tactical…

AEG / Airsoft Gun Reviews / MilSim / Reviews / Rifles

LCT AK-74M STKBR: Best AK-74 AEG? [Review]

If you've got an eye for detail and that milsim-based need for authenticity, there are only so many AEG options that won't have you replacing most of the externals right off the bat. LCT-AK74M with completed paintjob However, internal upgrades can often add up, too. Does LCT's take on the…

AEG / M4 / Reviews / Rifles

Krytac Trident MKII SPR [Review]

Krytac has earned its reputation in the airsoft industry as one of the leaders of high-quality, performance-driven AEGs that'll hit wreck shop without wrecking your wallet. They first hit the scene when other contenders for that specific slice of the market were realistically only KWA. Krytac Trident SPR MKII Since,…

Airsoft Basics / Beginner's Guide / How-to

[How-To] Catch Airsoft Cheaters

Pretty much nothing is more frustrating than a cheater, and if you came here looking for tips to help you cheat well--sorry, we’re actually going to talk about how to spot and handle players who aren’t playing fair. Friends don't let friends cheat! It’s a lot easier to cheat in…

AEG / Airsoft Gun Reviews / M4 / Reviews / Rifles

EMG SAI GRY AR-15 “Jail Break” Training AEG [Review]

What happens when two titans of their respective parallel industries come together to combine their expertise into a single, unique training tool? The answer probably looks a lot like the beautiful AEG you see just down below--the fruit of an intensive collaboration between powerhouse airsoft retailer Evike.com and progressive firearms…

Airsoft Basics / Beginner's Guide / Gas / Speedsoft

What is Speedsoft: the Basics and Beyond

We talk a whole heck of a lot about milsim around here, but that isn’t because it’s the only way to play airsoft! If playing GI Joe isn’t your idea of a good time, but you’re looking for something a little more organized than a pick-up game in the backyard…

AEG / Airsoft Gun Reviews / M4 / MilSim / Reviews / Rifles

KWA KM4A1 AEG [Review]

First cutting their teeth in the world of gas blowback pistols before moving into the AEG game, KWA is a brand that has managed to garner a dedicated following--and for good reason! First appearing at a time when many players had to choose between either solid externals or upgraded internal…

AEG / Airsoft Gun Reviews / M4 / Reviews / Rifles

Tokyo Marui MK18 Mod 1 NGRS [Review]

As one of the longest lived airsoft manufacturers still in existence, Tokyo Marui's name carries with it a certain reputation (and a price tag to boot). Generally speaking, Marui products are renowned for their reliability, performance, and attention to detail, and the Next Generation Recoil Shock models up the ante…

Deals

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Airsoft Deals [2020]

The holiday season is upon us, which means that it’s time to break out that credit card (or ask your mom) and get to shopping! In the coming weeks, we’re going to see a ton of great deals from airsoft’s biggest e-tailers for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, End of Year,…

AEG / Airsoft Gun Reviews / MilSim / Reviews / Rifles

[Review] CYMA CM048 AK-74

Whether you're just getting started with airsoft as a whole or you're about to take your first steps into the dorky world of Milsim, snagging an AEG that's got staying power without breaking the bank is clutch! Does Cyma's full wood and steel AK-74 stack up? Join us as we…

AEG / Airsoft Gun Reviews / M4 / Reviews / Rifles

Umarex / Elite Force H&K 416A5 [Hands-On Review]

Looking to step into the high-speed world of SF-based kits the world over, or simply looking for a top-tier M4-style carbine capable of taking some serious abuse? Elite Force and Umarex's licensed HK 416A5 might be right up your alley! Check out our overview of the gun below as we…

AEG / Airsoft Gun Reviews / Reviews / Rifles

[Review] CYMA AKS-74U

The AKS-74U is perhaps one of the most iconic "bad guy" rifles of all time--and while CYMA's iteration of the infamous Kalashnikov carbine isn't the first on the market, it's certainly one of the least expensive. How's this entry-level AEG stack up? Let's find out! Who's It For? Originally designed…

Airsoft Gun Reviews / Gas / Pistols / Reviews

[Review] Elite Force GLOCK 17 Gen. 4

Looking for the most realistic airsoft Glock that is also reliable and accurate? Look no further because the Elite Force Glock 17 Gen 4 has you covered! We got our hands on this durable beast, and we’re going to give you a complete overview of how it performs, what we…

Airsoft Gun Reviews / Buyer's Guide / Gas / Pistols / Reviews

Best Gas Airsoft Pistols [2021]: Green Gas and CO2

We love airsoft sidearms--it's true! A reliable airsoft handgun can mean the difference between making it to your objective or suffering a humiliating plastic death, and there are numerous situations where transitioning to your secondary weapon is going to be much more beneficial than continuing on with your AEG or…

Airsoft Gun Reviews / Buyer's Guide / Reviews / Rifles / Sniper

Best Airsoft Sniper Rifles [2021]: All Levels, All Budgets

It's no secret that a ton of us probably became interested in the world of airsoft via the often romanticized portrayal of the role of the sniper in action and war movies--but diving headfirst into the world of airsoft sniper rifles expecting to get your Tom Berenger on is likely…

Buyer's Guide / Gear Reviews / Reviews / Safety

Best Airsoft Masks [2021]: Glasses, Aiming, & Anti-Fog

If your gear isn’t performing up to standard, neither are you--which is why it’s so important to wear a comfortable, quality mask while playing airsoft. With like, a million and one options on the market, though, it can be hard to know which ones are trash and which ones are…

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12 Best Airsoft M4 AEGs [2021]: All Budgets

No matter where you play, it never hurts to stick to the classics. The M4 carbine is perhaps one of the most iconic service rifles of the modern era, having equipped a good portion of the Western world and NATO country's armed forces since the mid-nineties. An airsoft player using…

AEG / Airsoft Gun Reviews / Reviews / Rifles

[Review] LCT AK-105: Battle Ready, Right Out of the Box

Snagging a modern airsoft AK AEG that's both accurate externally and good-to-go internally can be a challenge. Does LCT's AK-105 stand up to the competition? Join us as we cover the gun inside and out, and give you some accessory recommendations to boot! The LCT AK-105 Who's It For? The…

Airsoft Basics / Beginner's Guide / How-to / MilSim

How to Pack for a Milsim Event [Comprehensive Guide]

If you've never been out to a hardcore, 3-day military simulation event before, making sure you've got everything you need can be a little bit intimidating. Luckily for you, we've thrown together a handy visual guide to show you just how to survive a 40-hour long plastic fight! First things…

Airsoft Basics / Beginner's Guide / How-to

Does Airsoft Hurt? (And How to Reduce the Pain)

Worried about whether airsoft will hurt? Wondering how likely it is to be injured while playing airsoft? We get it--no one wants to get hurt playing a sport, and you might have heard varying accounts of just how painful airsoft can be.  The Orange Tip Tactical team is here to…